I'm a freelance writer and also a Mom who loves to cook. I like to find ways of mixing homestyle American cooking with healthy and international approaches, bowrrowing the best from each.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are soups and stews. Hearty, soul-warming foods that fill the house with wonderful smells. Topping these lists are chicken soup, and beef stew.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like to cook with my daughters, ages 6 and 12 years. We like to pitch in together and make mexican feasts, with rice, "unfried" beans, and our healthy version of chimichangas with various fillings. YUM!
My cooking triumphs
I felt triumphant when I cooked a Christmas dinner for 14, featuring filet migon as the main course and apple pie for dessert. Everyone clearly enjoyed it.
My cooking tragedies
Another Christmas dinner, I made a lamb roast. My, but it was chewy! Everyone ate the Polish sausage side dish instead...